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J. R. R. Tolkien's influences

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While highly creative, the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien was influenced by a number of sources. ... The Lord of the Rings is a sequel to The Hobbit and so shares influences with it. ... from evil"...

Does 'The Hobbit' have a Kentucky connection? | Lexington Herald ...

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Dec 27, 2012 ... One of the biggest holiday films this year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," is based on British writer J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel.

The Hobbit: Is Tolkien's Middle Earth Based On Kentucky? - Mic

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Dec 31, 2012 ... ArtsConnectionsFoodIdentitiesMoney ... Tolkien's fascination with the American frontier has also been argued by author Tom ... However, David S. Bratman, another scholar of Tolkien's work, does not buy it. Author of the essay, "Hobbit Names Aren't From Kentucky," Bratman asserts, “hobbit names as a...

On a review of "Hobbit Names Aren't From Kentucky" by David ...

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Oct 15, 2011 ... My paper "Hobbit Names Aren't From Kentucky" was published in The ... The paper does not, as you write, offer a "categorical rejection of the ...

Author Quotes: Guy Davenport On Tolkien's Bluegrass Shire | M ...

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Apr 24, 2014 ... The Shire and its settled manners and shy hobbits have many ... It has been argued that Davenport stretches this Kentucky idea and perhaps Tolkien did not ... If neither of these is true, it does seem hard to see no connection ...

Did J.R.R. Tolkien ever write a deeper connection between The ...

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Dec 14, 2014 ... Did J.R.R. Tolkien ever write a deeper connection between The Hobbit ... Most of this you would get simply by reading The Hobbit and The Lord ...

The Author & Book of the Century: J. R. R. Tolkien and The Lord of ...

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Aug 1, 2013 ... They can give us experiences we have never had and instead of .... The story of how Tolkien came to write The Hobbit has passed into legend. ... I want to mention that there is a Kentucky connection to Tolkien and hobbits.

The Hobbit: Lee Pace's Battle-Moose is the best thing ever – Metro

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Dec 19, 2014 ... The Hobbit: Let's talk about Lee Pace's Battle-Moose ... most magnificent of beasts, which I have dubbed his Battle-Moose. ... Do This One Trick Tonight To Lose 2 Pounds of Belly Fat By ... There once existed a cartoon-style Celtics T- shirt that had the title, "Kentucky Connection" plastered across the...

National Geographic Lord of the Rings -- historical influences

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While recent opinion polls have ranked The Lord of the Rings as one of the most ... talk about his discovery of The Hobbit and his contribution to The Lord of the ...

National Geographic Lord of the Rings -- myth & storytelling

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A manuscript of the poem, written around A.D. 1000, has preserved the ... The hero must realize that he can become a monster. ... to the two levels—Germanic and Christian—of Beowulf and The Hobbit. ... University Press of Kentucky, 2001.

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Tolkien's Kentucky Hobbits | Pinstripe Pulpit

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Dec 13, 2012 ... I have been rereading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in anticipation of .... I live in Kentucky, and will be looking at our rolling hills now with a different eye. .... Pingback: Hobbits Have a Kentucky Connection | Into the Wonder.

The Elfin Ethicist: Hobbits in Kentucky? - Shadowcouncil.org

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Aug 2, 2005 ... He could never get enough of my tales of Kentucky folk. ... The Shire and its settled manners and shy hobbits have many antecedents ... Perhaps we can show an unusual concentration of these names in Kentucky ... The Amish with their farms have more connection with many of these folk than city people.

Assistant Village Idiot: Hobbits In Kentucky

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Dec 5, 2007 ... ... Scots-Irish and English Borderers, and discount the idea of any connection. But Tolkien may not have had that association, and in this case it is not accurate anyway. ... I looked up all those Hobbit-names, comparing that part of KY with the rest of KY, and with ... Likely true, but I'm not likely to do it myself...